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FOX News
Mar 19, 2011 4:00pm EDT
developing situation out of libya. >> heather: the u.s. navy has three submarines for operations against libya but france fired the opening shots and military intervention. protests continuing around libya despite muammar khadafy refuting reports that he is firing on his own people. he says she prepared to die for his country. >> gregg: steve harrigan is streaming live. what is the latest there? >> a lot of nervous gunfire on the ground on the capitol coming from the ground, small arms fire as well as anti-aircraft fire. we are not sure what they are exactly shooting here. reports of cruise fires, state television in libya saying they have hit the capitol of tripoli but i'm standing here we would hear a cruise missile. it has not hit air defense systems here yet. it's clear that french warplanes are in the fight around the city of benghazi. 20 french jets enforcing the no-fly zone. they have engaged one libyan military vehicle and they destroyed four government tanks, unfirmed reports. people are fleeing to the east as fast as they can. khadafy government forces are inside the city with
FOX News
Mar 19, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, showing tomahawk missiles being fired from a u.s. ship, the u.s. and our allies launching airstrikes against the qaddafi regime earlier today hoping to prevent further attacks by libyan forces on rebels and other civilians, and, welcome to a brand new hour of america's news headquarters. >> jamie: i'm jimmamie colby. the french fighter jets are enforcing the no-fly zone over the north african nation and the rebel fighters are battling forces loyal to muammar qaddafi in the city of benghazi. steve harrigan is streaming live from the capital of tripoli where there is a lot of activity as well, steve, tell us the latest. >> reporter: right now we're hearing the steady pounding of anti-aircraft fire off my right, in the distance. it's not clear whether they are firing at actually planes, or just in anticipation of attack. i can tell you about the cruise missiles. we have not heard any here in the center of tripoli, two miles away from colonel qaddafi's headquarters. muammar qaddafi has responded to those cruise missile attacks in a rather unusual address on state television. he was not s
FOX News
Mar 13, 2011 12:00pm EDT
are without food, clean water and electricity. we have team coverage from the epicenter of thedy sast to the u.s. greg, what is the latest? >> a cold dark night here in the fishing village and the folks probably went to bed thinking of what the prime minister had to say. he told them it would take determination to get them through this. just up the coast, the nuclear complex with so much problems in the past couple of days, today, another reactor facing the possibility of a meltdown. they say they are in control of the situation. but the evacuation from the region around the reactors continues and the possibility of poisoning from radioactivity also going forward. dozens are testing positive for that. now to the number. there is one official here, in one region who said yesterday that 10,000 people were missing. now he is saying he feels that 10,000 people are dead in his region alone. that may add to the figure. we traveled today and we notice shortages are a problem. of food, of fuel and power in this village, of everything people need to get by. that is why relief is rushing to this area. tod
FOX News
Mar 19, 2011 12:00pm EDT
of the day. u.s. forces will nuteralize the aircraft of the libyans and other people are not going to commit to the ground and i fear al-gaddafi's forces are going to prevail over the long term unless we find a better way to support the resistance on the ground. >> neil: cornel. we are watching the opening statement. that is watch because i don't understand portuguese. i apologize . the other bad news, is no one understands portuguese. >> neil: i -- know. this is the longest opening statement on the part of a foreign leader in the history of man. but the president is down there and we are told hillary clinton secretary of state did brief him on these talks going on with the french president nicholas sarkozy and many are saying that hillary clinton are sounding the clarion call and leading that in the administration, what do you think of that? >> it is apparent france is taking the leading role. they demonstrated they are committed to doing something and we hope that our european alleys and alleys in the africa will end up being the ones and our egyptian friends and the ones who are providing
FOX News
Mar 20, 2011 12:00pm EDT
'll have new information. a senior u.s. official is saying potentially the french could target qaddafi. the french are doing their own thing over there. the situation is developing. i'm eric shawn. see you back at 3:00 right here. >>> it is day two of what's being called odyssey dawn. i'm shannon bream live in washington. admiral mike mullen said a no fly zone in libya is essentially in place, but the man on the ground in libya carrying out the operation is a bit more cautious. jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon with the latest, but first in an interview with slate media, libyan leader moammar qaddafi said his country is distributing automatic weapons, mortars, and bombs to more than a million libyans. rick leventhal is streaming live from libya. he joins us with the latest. >> reporter: shall bshannon, wee moved to 10 miles south of benghazi to a field where qaddafi's army had staged many of its tanks and artillery, armored vehicles, missile launchers. they were staged here when nato aircraft came in and took the vehicles out. what you see behind me are some of the many people w
FOX News
Mar 13, 2011 4:00pm EDT
into their cause. that is half of their active force. the united states involved in a big way, as well. the u.s.a. ronald -- u.s.s. ronald reagan and 20 rescue missions were run and choppers from there. six were in operation, rescue operations. you name it. at the end, it all comes to down to the japanese people. again in small coastal town we watched you might see a boat behind me. there were boats, there were trucks, there were cars lining the streets upside-down swept by the tsunami which had hit here on friday. most of those were taken away by the end of the day, very determined people, indeed. >> gregg: earthquake in japan hitting very close to home. many japanese-americans trying to get in touch with their loved ones. one community on the west coast springing into action to help victims. casey stegall is live in little tokyo section of los angeles. >> reporter: a lot of people don't know this but 300,000 japanese-americans call the state of california home. that is the largest population in all of the united states. little tokyo, a neighborhood back here behind me in downtown los angeles,
FOX News
Mar 12, 2011 4:00pm EST
's forces are surrounding the rebels. how involved should the u.s. get? >> gregg: new details now on a major nuclear scare in japan. japanese officials say radioactivity levels very close to the nuclear plant have gone down in the last several hours. this plant facing a potentially disastrous meltdown after an explosion this morning. take a look at these incredible pictures, clouds of smoke rising from up the reactor area. safety officials are scrambling to contain the damage and evacuating 140,000 people in a 12-mile perimeter. adam housley is streaming live with the latest north of tokyo? >> we're about 20 miles from where we were earlier this morning, 70 miles north and to the eat of tokyo, halfway to where the reactors are. the location we are at southern end of where the tsunami came through here. pictures waf been seen the last few days, you can see some of the destruction. car next to me was carried down the street. there is a car over on the distance that was up on the top of fence. in this was a power structure and some sort of a banner that was hanging across the intersection. in t
FOX News
Mar 20, 2011 10:00am EDT
the skies of benghazi, french war planes have been enforcing that no-fly zone, some u.s. planes have also attacked some ground forces, pro qaddafi ground forces in the benghazi area and u.s. defense official says the coalition does indeed have the no-fly zone up and running but can't enforce it throughout the country, and they are working on getting the capabilities up the u.s. for its part, they sent in air force fighter jets, marine corps carriers and, also, b-2 stealth bombers and the air defenses, we are told by u.s. officials, the air defenses have been degraded but are not yet wiped out and this is certainly a goal but, qaddafi has not sent a plane up and we are not seeing surface-to-air missiles and state news agencies, you mentioned this, qaddafi went on state television and says the weapons dep.e.ots and are armin their citizens, everything from guns to mortars and we cannot confirm that, of course. jamie. >> jamie: what happens next? do you get a sense from the pentagon, what our plan is, how long we will stay engaged? >> reporter: mike mullen was asked about that several times
FOX News
Mar 27, 2011 4:00pm EDT
on innocents here in the u.s. when will the government learn? from new york, defending freedom every night of the week, so long america! >> gregg: tripoli under attack right now. i'm gregg jarrett. a new round of air strikes by the international coalition and we're getting reports that air-raid sirens and explosions are being heard across the libyan capital and on calm's hometown. let's go right to steve harrigan. steve, what can you tell us. >> reporter: in the last few minutes we heard eight loud incoming ex pleogsz to the east of the city of tripoli. clearly audible. one round of three strikes, another round of five. we're not seeing the anti-aircraft fire that usually goes up. a remarkable shift in the battlefield. we are seeing the rebels advance quickly. they have taken four towns previously retreated. brega and one other. it's really being coalition powered that has paved the way targeting gadhafi forces and personnel carriers so the rebels have been able to advance so far without much of a fight. the government officials here say gadhafi forces are making a strategic retreat but it
FOX News
Mar 26, 2011 4:00pm EDT
on u.s. actions in libya. that speech is scheduled for monday, 7:30 p.m. eastern time. watch it live right here on the fox news channel. >> heather: as we reported at the top of the show we do have new reaction coming to the death of an american pioneer led the way for women and politics, broke that glass ceiling. >> gregg: joining us -- do we have -- apparently we don't. july july with the latest. >> julie: after suffering complications of blood cancer she had battled for 12 years, geraldine ferraro was surrounded by her family when she passed away this morning at massachusetts general hospital. and president obama just moments ago, he says he will forever be remembered as a trail blazer that broke down barriers for women. whether it was at a public school, a teacher, an assistant district attorney, member of congress or candidate for vice president. she fought to uphold the founding ideals of quality and justice and opportunity for all. she leaves behind her husband, three children and eight grandchildren. in a statement her family says geraldine ferraro was widely known as a leade
FOX News
Mar 27, 2011 10:00am EDT
for the u.s. in the battle against al qaeda and several hundred loyalists, still scattered around yemen, back country and, seizure of that weapons plant is a blow in that fight. president obama is preparing to address the situation in libya tomorrow night and his decision to intervene has been criticized from both sides of the aisle, some say it came too late. others argue, we shouldn't be involved at all and the president defending his move, saying this weekend it this our national interest. what does the president need to say to get the country on board. david drucker joins us from "roll call", to say it is in our national interest, that is a stretch? >> i don't think it is a stretch but the president has to forcefully and clearly make the case, i think the problem he has had is he did not address the nation on television the moment we went into libya on that saturday and this is something the emerging market have some to expect from presidents -- >> gregg: he's doing it under pressure now. >> i don't know if that is it or, in his mind now is the time. one of the problems the presiden
FOX News
Mar 13, 2011 10:00am EDT
. eric? >> eric: that is absolutely astounding. the u.s., rushing to help the people of japan, and citizens trapped in the quake ravaged country now, there are 1300 americans in the hardest-hit parts of the country. officers are working to assist the people in those areas and the aircraft carrier uss ronald reagan is positioned off the japanese coast and helicopters from the carrier are delivering food and supplies to devastated stouns, and flying missions to and from japanese ships. >> jamie: americans in japan when the disaster struck are making their way -- trying to get back to u.s. soil. and, they are describing exactly what they experienced. as the earth began to shift beneath their feet. >> it hit, and we live in a high rise, 14th floor, and, just kept going and going and it was pretty incredible. very strong. >> things were swaying, pictures swaying so hard they fell off the wall. and fragile things were falling off and, doors opened, lamps you know -- everything went -- and, cranes at the building across the street from us and the cranes looked like they were flags. >
FOX News
Mar 20, 2011 4:00pm EDT
is representation of coalition strikes against khadafy's ground maneuver forces ten miles south of benghazi. 15 u.s. air force and marine corps aircraft participated as well as from france and great britain. they were backed up by u.s. navy providing electronic warfare report. reports are coming in but we judge these to have been quite successful as halting the regime's ground movement. highlighted are still shots from the weapon systems video. benghazi is not complete safe from the attack but under less threat than it was yesterday and suffering from isolation and good deal of confusion. next slide, please. you can see here basically lay down of how we see the battle space today with the regime forces more pressed and less free to maneuver before operations commenced we now have the capability to patrol the airspace over libya, shifting to more consistent and persistent air presence. as the mullen reported, the no-fly zone is effectively in place. let me conclude, this is an international effort designed to enforce a u.n. mandate and since i spoke to you last the coalition has been joined by force
FOX News
Mar 6, 2011 12:00pm EST
are serious allegations to make. you honestly believe the g.o.p. members of congress would rather turn the u.s. economy upside down than resolve it? >> the cuts they made the other day in the house bill were the most irresponsible piece of legislation i have seen in 40 years of my experience in government. they made wild cuts to cut programs that really the american people expect to be effective. the american people want clean air and clean water. these guys say wipe out the epa. that simply is not good government. it's just whacking for the sake of whacking. it has no thinking going into how you make reductions. there is no democrat that doesn't believe there has to be some reductions. but there is a belief that it should be done in a reasonable way. the senate put out a proposal and i expect republicans to reject it out of hand because it's not enough. it's enough for this year. we can get to things next year. we have had eight years of wild republican spending under bush. now people say why is it fixed in one year? that's not sensible. >> shannon: let's talk about the fact that last year wh
FOX News
Mar 12, 2011 6:00pm EST
, the search for answers in one of the deadliest bus crashes in u.s. history. >> clayton: >> rick: and new challenges for a devastated japan. reports of mass evacuations from the area surrounding a nuclear power plant. as an explosion destroys a building that houses a reactor. and we get reports that some time of emergency at a second reactor in the same complex as japan is rocked moments ago by another aftershock, this one, measuring 6.3, 80 miles from the nuclear plant. greg palkot is streaming live from japan. greg? >> reporter: we are about 75 miles north of tokyo. and here on this sunday morning, people here are beginning to come to grips with the crisis, with the catastrophe that hit this part of the country. around me we can see cars, boats, trucks, that have been thrown around by the tsunami wave that reached inland from this port city, also, we have been seeing as we have been traveling around the country, the effect of the earthquake itself. cracks in roads, and buildings damaged, as well. and, the death toll, rick, continues to climb and officially put between 1300 to 1700 and,
FOX News
Mar 26, 2011 12:00pm EDT
can convey a message to the american people why it is consistent with u.s. foreign policy goals? >> i do. we have to keep in mind the uprise negligent middle east - uprising in the middle east lends to developments. in the short run we can't controll the events completely. this is important in the middle east and to abanon the people of libya would have let qaddafi slaughtter his own people and put a damper on the efforts of the youngg people in the middle east and small democrats and those who want to liberalize those societies there. >> even with nato in command, are you concerned that ultimately the pressure will be on the u.s. if qaddafi fights for months? >> i am opposed to putting our own soldiers on the ground. i believe that the coalition that is in place led by nato and not the united states will find the right balance of approaches to support the people in libya and to see that there is a new regime in place and support the spirit of revolution and spirit of change and democratic societies in the middle east . so we have to watch this, and congress has a role to play in advi
FOX News
Mar 12, 2011 12:00pm EST
. >> the u.s. is keeping a close eye on the situation in japan and the fall out and the power plant. arizona's john mccain will talk to us about this and other news at this hour. >> thank you. >> your reaction to the events in japan and the concern about the nuclear fall out. ? >> i share the comment that it is president made. they are heart breaking events and the size of this devastation is staggering. and so, it is hard to find adequate words to describe how the people of this country and around the world feel for the japanese people. obviously, this was an event that no one has ever anticipated outside of science fiction movies that could ever take place. on the issue of the power plant, i don't claim to have a lot of expertise except that i am a strong supporter of nuclear power for a long time going back to my days in the navy when i was on the nuclear powered aircraft carrier. i think what happens now to this power plant is to whether the damage is contained or not will have a direct affect on the future of nuclear power in the united states. let's have straight talk. let's hope and p
FOX News
Mar 26, 2011 6:00pm EDT
're going to get a live report from tripoli in a moment. >> rick: first, president obama taking up the u.s. military operation in libya in his weekly address, fending off criticism from both sides of the political aisle over this thing. the comments setting the stage for a bigger address from the president monday. that's when he will formally speak to the nation on u.s. actions in libya. molly henneberg is live from our washington bureau. hi, molly. >> rick: the white house is being very careful not to let this look like a war speech. president obama will address the nation at 7:30 monday evening. about 30 minutes short of an actual prime time address, which would be at 8:00 o'clock. and the president will not be speaking from the oval office, but rather from the defense department's national defense university in washington. today in his weekly saturday address, what might be considered a preview of his monday night speech, president obama said the u.s. military mission in libya is, quote, succeeding and has helped avoid a, quote, humanitarian catastrophe. but he also stressed the bounda
FOX News
Mar 27, 2011 12:00pm EDT
, democratic congressman dennis kucinich speaks out. he wants to ban all funding from u.s. operations in that country. we ask him why live. nuclear mistake. operators say a strike in radioactivity that prompted evacuation wasn't accurate. after an error like that, can information from japan about the nuclear reactors be trusted? budget battle. at the beginning of the 112 congress, two freshmen from opposite sides of the aisle promise to work together but with another budget battle looming, can they do it? we talk to the two lawmakers again live. all of that, plus a scandal involving the new york city fire department. should the city be forced to pay money to those who couldn't pass the entrance exam? i'm breech breech and america's news headquarters from the nation's capital starts right now -- i'm shannon bream and america's news headquarters from the nation's capital starts right now. we begin in japan. the spike in radiation level that led to evacuation was just a mistake. we have the latest. >> reporter: it was a breach coming from the authorities this sunday and we heard an offic
FOX News
Mar 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
afternoon. on the humanitarian side, the u.s. just announcing that it will give $3 million to a u.n. agency to help refugees who are trying to flee the fighting. part of that money will go to air lift foreign workers back to their home lands. on the battlefield, some of the fiercest fighting yet in this uprising. rebels in the city of zawia engaged in heavy combat with forces loyal to moammar gadhafi. at stake is control of the very strategic city. jonathan hunt is streaming live for us. >> the battle is raging on two fronts now, both east and west in libya. the fiercest fighting today was in that city of zawia. that's 30 miles west of tripoli. it is strategically important. colonel gadhafi seems determined to retake it from the rebels who have held control there for something like a week now. the army, the libyan army backed by mercenaries and militias, launched their initial assault at 6:00 a.m. this morning. they forced the rebels back into a small area, the very center of zawia. the rebels claim they took heavy casualties, but also say they beat back the libyan army which they say retre
FOX News
Mar 6, 2011 10:00am EST
for joining us. >> thank you. >> jamie: what is on the table actually for the u.s.? >> well, we could, declare a no-fly zone but that is complicated, because, while the u.s. has aircraft, in all the nate tows countries, italy and britain and germany we cannot use this aircraft unless we have permission from the host country and that is not likely to come. they've already said they will not give permission unless the u.n. or nato-wide agrees to that and that will not happen. >> jamie: going it alone -- >> we'd be in it alone and, a no fly zone is not just to say, nobody fly over lybia, what a no-fly zone would require is that u.s. aircraft, probably based on carriers, would go in to lybia and would bomb lybia and bomb the air defense system of lybia and fly 24/7 over lybia and that is a major commitment. and, also sets the precedent, what about the next revolution that you will see? because you will see more of these. and, so, the question is, could we do it? yes, we could but it is at a great cost and secondly, joe, jamie is the question, should we? now, right now, so far the libyan rebels are
FOX News
Mar 5, 2011 12:00pm EST
on the hunt for 14 years. u.s. marital shalls think they've caught -- u.s. marshals think they've caught the infamous east coast rapist. after all these years police are saying they have the guy responsible >> julie: 12 years, digital media and a tip led police to the capture of the alleged east coast rapist. 39-year-old aaron thompson. electronic billboards and website brought in leads. it was someone who knew the suspect that led authorities to finally nabbing him. detectives picked up one of his discarded cigarette butts and had it tested. it was later discovered the dna was a match. thomas is believed responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997. he's been working as a trucker and taken into custody in connecticut by a multi-tate task force, formed to bring him in. -- multi-state task force, formed to bring him in. >> investigators worked tirelessly on this case this was a joint collaboration on all levels. we are proud of our investigation and hope the arrest of aaronรง thomas brings some closure to our victims in our communities. >> billboards featuring sketches
FOX News
Mar 6, 2011 4:00pm EST
intends to highlight the increasing threat of home-grown terrorism here in the u.s. the lack of support from the muslim community. but many say it's unfair to single out a single group when attacks have come from non-muslims as well and see the hearings as a witch hunt and close to mccarthyism. russell simmons is one of men leading the hearing. >> it's the negativity we have this. these hearings will bring out more hate. >> julie: congressman king points to recent incidents like the attempted tame squire bombing. >> the attorney general the secretary of homeland security have all spoken about the increasing threat through domestic radicalization. eric holder back in december he can't sleep at night because of the number of young memorandum americans who are willing to take up arms against their government. >> julie: the hearings will take place on thursday held by the house homeland security committee and congressman plans several more over the next year. >> heather: thank you very much, julie. >> gregg: a shocking investigative report revealing an expensive public pension plan that cou
FOX News
Mar 5, 2011 4:00pm EST
on our own border with mexico. in many cases, it involves weapons purchased in the u.s. an estimated 2,000 guns took across our border each day. federal agents are intercept ago tiny fraction of them. joining us is department homeland security official, chad sweet, thanks for joining us. taking a look at these numbers, it's been two years, 386 guns have been found. we're talking about an estimated 2,000 a day, that is nothing. so how do we stop the bad guys from using our own weapons against us? >> it's woefully inadequate but there is a lot we are doing. the trace to find the weapons and those who sold it that killed the recent incident that u.s. specialize agent zapata in dallas shows there is an effective trace program but more needs to be done. if you look at the 20,000 weapons that were found in mexico in 2009, atf was able to get about 5,000 of those traced. that is because the mexicans right now are only giving us the trace requests, after the seizure of the weapon and secondly many of the trace requests are incomplete. more needs to be done to train the mexicans how to request
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